Taking cues from the principles of the Hoberman sphere and how it contracts and increases in size, Erik Stehmann‘s ‘Expanding Lamp’ has the ability to enlarge from a desk to standing floor version through the simple push and pull of its components.
The project Shapes of Sweden was developed for the Volvo Design Challenge that Lilian van Daal won in 2015. For this challenge she dived into the Swedish environment and the brand proposition of Volvo.
Commissioned by interior designer Kara Mann, Philipp Aduatz has created a large collection of custom-made 3D printed concrete furniture pieces for a private client in Chicago.
The salient observation about the natural world’s smallest lifeforms provides designer Lilian van Daal the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1.
This project by Niloofar Imani and her team, aims to design and fabricate a piece of auxetic furniture which its shape adapts to the user’s body figure using Rhino3d.
Simon Young designs and produces bespoke furniture. Twist is one element repeated to form an object, in this case a helix, and then repeated again to form a useful object, such as a table base.
The shukhov stool by Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich celebrates the visual style of the heritage Radio tower known as the Shukhov Tower in Moscow.
Combining 3D printing with venetian glass craftsmanship, architects Arturo Tedeschi, Michael Pryor, Pavlina Vardoulaki and Matteo Silverio have collaborated to produce a unique lighting design.
Adam Friedman combined the comfort of upholstery with the durability and cleanliness of wood. Small compressed lumber blocks form the seats of chairs and benches, and the individual interlocking elements gently mold to the body.
Lorenzo Capanna is a young architect who designs sculptural furniture, one of a kind. The material he uses is wood, a more than contemporary choice, capable of looking to the future, maintaining a deep bond with tradition.
CARBON was an experiment in materials, Housefish used carbon fiber reinforcement to form an impossibly thin concrete shell chair (less than 3/8″ [10mm] thick). The legs are joined with their in-house developed 3D-printed sawdust, infused with resin for strength.
MIT Self-Assembly Lab has come up with an active design for a table that can reconfigure into various shapes. Manufactured by Italian brand Wood-Skin, the prototype of this self-assembling table was showcased at Milan Furniture Fair.
Benchwall by Molo Studio, is a flexible, paper or textile bench with a tall backrest that acts as both acoustic space partition and seating. It is a modern furniture concept which can stretch into straight, high backed seating or sweep into a spontaneous circular meeting room.
One Balance Desk (the layer version) by Peter Qvist consists of 48 sub-elements made of laminated birch veneer plus glass plate.
The goal of this project by Kirsten Dunn was to create a light fixture that functioned as another light source but she also wanted it to be really versatile, rather than custom-built for one specific place in her home.
A polished aluminium dining table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone formations. This design by Janne Kyttanen has a strong Silhouette and organic triangular detailing.
A soft and open mesh fabric turns into a spacious chair by a synthesis of constructive folding and hardening. Inspired by the carpet production process, Studio Samira Boon designed the chair based on the same principles.
Cozi studio debuts with textural 3D printed focus lamps. Selective laser sintering is an additive 3D printing process that uses a high-power laser to sinter powdered material — typically plastic or metal — into a three-dimensional form.
To design a kinetic table Haeyoung Kim chose origami as a concept. Paper contains fibers and they are entangled with each other which make them possible to stay together without any additional medium.
Frank Gehry (or better Craig Webb and Claire Imatani of Gehry Partners) designed the visitors bench for the world company building in Tokyo, Japan. The bench was manufactured by Tomas Osinski design inc., an architect-sculptor who long worked for Gehry.
French designer Patrick Jouin’s Bloom Table Lamp opens up right in front of your eyes. The lamp 3D printed as a single piece, including hinges, and it allows the user to control the amount of light. When closed, the lamp emits a soft glow perfect for accent lighting.
Palmas is a vase collection made of concrete, each casted into a hand folded origami mold. Each pattern consists of 150-250 molecules, according to its height. The origami mold has a one-time use only, once the concrete hardens inside it, the paper is peeled off.
Tear is a parametric wooden floor and pendant lamp designed by Imajine (Jaejin Lee) using a CNC Machine and Birch plywood.
Archistroj design studio has recently completed the interior design project of an apartment in Prague. The parametric interior of the apartment is optimized using algorithms based on the user’s lifestyle. The resulting design is particularly interpreted through organically shaped build-in furniture.
German designers Marco Hemmerling and Ulrich nether have produced the ‘generico chair’, a product based on generative and additive manufacturing technologies. the process for developing the form involved a detailed analysis of structural performance.
Movisi designed a set of awesome modular storage. BUILD is a modular set of shelving units that can be compiled and configured to your liking. Coming in black and white, each piece is lightweight and can become shelving or act as a partition.
Sirius Lamp by Luis Vanegas is a parametric cardboard lamp and creative sculpture for designing any space.
The Radiolaria Bernotat Co are a family of eleven lamps made of 3D-knitted textile with glow-in-the-dark seams, inspired by the phenomenon of bioluminescence and the microscopic organisms discovered by German scientist Ernst Haeckel.
The Orbicular lamp by Nervous System is a series of table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic with its own unique form and pattern of veins.
The Weaved Bench, as translated from Latin, is created out of 3/4″ Baltic Birch plywood, and held together by a series of interior threaded rods and nuts. It’s great for entryways, business headquarters, and otherwise empty wall space.